Monday, June 17, 2013

Interview: Aoife Marie Sheridan

Today I am welcoming Aoife Marie Sheridan to the blog to talk about her new book, Eden Forest, book 1 of the Saskia Trilogy. 


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Four Banished Angels,
A world created by the hands of God,
A kingdom on its knees,
 A secret protected for centuries.
And one mortal can save them all.

STEP INTO SASKIA.

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1. What was your inspiration for this book? 

The whole reason I wrote the book was to help me deal with a death of someone close, it was through suicide he had died, and I had never lost anyone before, so I created a world where immortality was possible but my sadness seeped into Saskia and it became flawed. 

But the actual idea had come before that from a dream, of a man and woman on a black horse going through a wall of fire, it lingered I wrote it down and revisited it when I needed an escape from reality. 

2. Would you classify your writing as plot driven or character driven? 
My characters seem to take over a lot and at every turn they made my plot change, initially I had an idea but it changed constantly. I write first with pen and paper so I have kept every version of Eden Forest before I got it right. (And there are a lot) 

3. Can you tell us a little about your main character?
Sarajane is the main character and I always see her as a flawless version of myself, what I would love to be in ways, her bravery and willingness to help others is something I would like to see in myself more often, I can be quite selfish at times and that seeps into Sarajane also. At the start she is young and naïve, a little fragile but when people she loves are put in harm’s way, a fight comes out in her that I love. 

4. Without giving away too much, tell us a little about the main conflict in this book. 
It’s good versus evil in its most basic sense.  Sarajane must achieve the goals that are set in front of her or everything will cease to exist. But she isn’t fully aware all the time of how much truly rests on her shoulders. Bellona is the villain in the book, a woman who is very dark. But like most people who do horrible things a story goes with it that makes us understand why people are bad or evil. It doesn’t excuse their behavior but it lets us see why and I always feel this is important as we are all born perfect but it is the up-bringing or choices we make in life that carves us as the person we are today.

5. What do you hope readers take away from this book? 
I remember when I first wrote the book and my sister and mum insisted I get it published, my first thought was if one person puts it down and say’s what a story, does Saskia really exist, or is it possible that’s all I want from my writing. 

6. What song best describes your writing style?
She wolf by David Quetta it is on my playlist on my website. www.aoifemariesheridan.com 

7. Night Owl or Early Bird?
O night Owl, definitely a night crawler. Early Bird that makes me laugh, I swear I am like a dragon in the morning don’t speak to me until I have had a least one mug of coffee. 

8. Skittle or M&Ms?
Skittles I love all the different flavors and they have far more colors then M&M’s. 

9. Who are your favorite authors?
Maria V. Snyder
Kelly Armstrong
Dan Brown
Charlene Harris 

10. Can you tell us about any future projects? 

Yes, I have finished City of Secrets (Part two of the Saskia Trilogy) it is now being edited. And I have started writing The rise of the Queen (Part three of the Saskia Trilogy) 


Eden Forest 
is available now from

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About the Author


Aoife Marie Sheridan is twenty nine years of age. She lives in Kells, Co. Meath, a small town just outside Navan.  Aoife was raised in Navan but left with her family at the age of sixteen. Aoife has always had a passion for writing but mostly poetry. This is her first time to write a novel. 

Aoife Marie Sheridan studied Accountancy and qualified as an accountant technician. She worked in this profession for several years but with the economic downturn she was made redundant. 


Aoife Marie Sheridan now spends endless hours reading and writing.

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